I’ve never had the pleasure of reviewing a BMW car, I’ve driven a 3-Series for a few miles but that’s about it; from what I hear, BMW cars are quite fun to drive. The short time I’ve been behind the wheel of a BMW, I was quite impressed with the way the car performed and the handling was pretty awesome.
BMW is also known for their “M” cars, which I would not only call superb prestige cars, but also full-on sports cars that can seat 4 or more people comfortably. BMW has added another car to their “M” lineup, the limited edition BMW M5 Nighthawk. This car is only available in the Japanese market (for now) and is limited to only 10 units. Orders can be placed starting in August with deliveries expected in October 2013.
The M5 Nighthawk special edition comes with a bi-turbo V8 engine that’s also available on the regular M5 with the Competition Package. The V8 in this version produces an insane 567 horsepower, that’s an increase of 15 HP over the regular BMW M5. The 0 – 62 mph (0 – 100 km/hr) sprint is achieved in only 4.2 seconds, 0.1 seconds faster than a regular M5. These numbers are pretty impressive, considering this is a 4-door car that has room for 4 (or 5) adults.
The special edition BMW M5 Nighthawk also benefits from a lower and sportier suspension, and special tuning for the differential. The exterior is painted in BMW Individual Frozen Black Matte paint with black 20” rims. The front chrome grill, mirrors, door handles, diffuser, and exhaust tips are finished in black chrome. The interior comes with red Merino leather and carbon fiber trim on the dashboard and door panels.
The extremely limited production BMW M5 Nighthawk has a price tag of ¥18,200,000, which is about $183,000 US at today’s exchange rate.